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My name is Meri (well, my "real" name is Susan, but Meri is my nickname), and I'm a fantasy artist from West Chester, PA (suburb of Philadelphia).

Enter my shop here:
http://merigreenleaf.etsy.com

I've always been an artist; all throughout my school years I spent as much time as possible in art classrooms. After graduating high school I fell in love with the written word and ended up with a degree in English (focusing on Literature). Never truly giving up on my first love, however, I soon missed the feeling of making things and when a friend put a crochet hook in my hand six years ago, there was no going back.

Since that time I've learned how to crochet, make chainmaille and jewelry, spin and dye yarn, embroider, cross stitch, sew, and sculpt polymer clay, as well as continuing creative…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 30
  • Joined March 18, 2007

Favorite materials

Yarn, clay, beads, wire, fabric, jump rings

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About

My name is Meri (well, my "real" name is Susan, but Meri is my nickname), and I'm a fantasy artist from West Chester, PA (suburb of Philadelphia).

Enter my shop here:
http://merigreenleaf.etsy.com

I've always been an artist; all throughout my school years I spent as much time as possible in art classrooms. After graduating high school I fell in love with the written word and ended up with a degree in English (focusing on Literature). Never truly giving up on my first love, however, I soon missed the feeling of making things and when a friend put a crochet hook in my hand six years ago, there was no going back.

Since that time I've learned how to crochet, make chainmaille and jewelry, spin and dye yarn, embroider, cross stitch, sew, and sculpt polymer clay, as well as continuing creative writing, but I'm always keeping an eye out for new ways to be artistic. You could call it a kind of ADD, but I prefer to think of myself as a jack of all trades. ;)

My types of crafting may be all over the place, but they generally all meet in the same place: fantasy. I have been a fan of the genre since my dad read me "The Hobbit" for the first time when I was six- little did he know the monster he was creating!

Elfling Creations is just me, but I do have some help; my wonderful husband Josh does the more technical crafty bits (namely twisting jump rings, sculpting tiny clay accessories for dolls, and drilling dice), as well as running post office trips. Meanwhile my kitty-daughter Clarabell supervises- meaning she gets underfoot and demands attention when I'm knee-deep in glitter or tangled in yarn.



I'm a geek who loves literature (renaissance Brit lit, fantasy, and Greek mythology are my favorite genres), Renfaires, costumes and cosplaying, dungeons and dragons, cats, video games, gardening, geocaching, and Celtic rock music. I've also recently taken up juggling and hooping (hoop dancing).

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